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Reflecting on social work - discipline and profession

Reflecting on social work - discipline and profession
Reflecting on social work - discipline and profession
Social work has always been a contested activity and its status as an academic discipline remains uncertain. There is currently renewed interest in the theoretical and research dimensions of social work, at a time when significant changes in the broad social, political and economic context in which practice takes place require a re-evaluation of social work's role and a re-examination of its identity.

This timely book brings together leading social work academics to examine the state of social work at the beginning of the 21st century. With their focus on the relationships between research, theory and practice, they reflect critically on the nature of social work as a discipline in higher education and the importance of this to the profession as a whole.

The book represents an exploratory conversation among social work academics about the current state and future aspirations of the discipline and the profession. It aims to stimulate wider debate about the dominant constraints and opportunities for social work in the 21st century.
9780754619055
Ashgate
Lovelock, Robin
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Lyons, Karen
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Powell, Jackie
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Lovelock, Robin
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Lyons, Karen
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Powell, Jackie
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Lovelock, Robin, Lyons, Karen and Powell, Jackie (eds.) (2004) Reflecting on social work - discipline and profession (Contemporary Social Work Studies), Aldershot, GB. Ashgate, 262pp.

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Social work has always been a contested activity and its status as an academic discipline remains uncertain. There is currently renewed interest in the theoretical and research dimensions of social work, at a time when significant changes in the broad social, political and economic context in which practice takes place require a re-evaluation of social work's role and a re-examination of its identity.

This timely book brings together leading social work academics to examine the state of social work at the beginning of the 21st century. With their focus on the relationships between research, theory and practice, they reflect critically on the nature of social work as a discipline in higher education and the importance of this to the profession as a whole.

The book represents an exploratory conversation among social work academics about the current state and future aspirations of the discipline and the profession. It aims to stimulate wider debate about the dominant constraints and opportunities for social work in the 21st century.

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Published date: May 2004

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Local EPrints ID: 33805
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/33805
ISBN: 9780754619055
PURE UUID: 121892a3-9928-4953-8f92-e805cfb0257d

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Date deposited: 17 May 2006
Last modified: 22 Jul 2020 16:53

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